Our Team of Dentists


At Hursley Road Dental Practice we have a team of five dentists who support each other in providing excellent quality care for all our patients.


Neil Elnaugh BDS DGDP(UK) GDC no.69766

Neil trained at Guys Dental Hospital and has worked in general practice since qualifying in 1993. He achieved the Diploma in general dental practice in 1998 and became a principal in the practice in 2003.

Neil Elnaugh

Nick Wells BDS GDC no.75397

Nick studied at Kings College in Central London and qualified in 1998. After working in Wales and Thatcham he joined the practice in 2003, becoming a principal in 2007. Nick is married with 2 young sons . He enjoys skiing, cycling and long walks with the family.

Nick Wells

Melinda Politis BSc BChD GDC no.78287

Melinda qualified as a dentist at the University of Pretoria in South Africa in 2000. She moved to the Fordingbridge area where she worked for 5 years in general practice before joining us at Hursley Road in 2007.

Melinda Politis

Jane Gale BDS Edin 1981 GDC no.55327

Jane qualified from Edinburgh University in 1981. Following a year in the Dental Hospital there, she moved south and has worked in both the Community Dental Services and General Practice in the Southampton and Chandlers Ford areas. Jane has one daughter and three sons and enjoys skiing, the theatre and occasionally running the odd half marathon.

Jane Gale

Richard Lewis BDS GDC no.61812

Richard qualified in 1986 from King's College, London. He is extremely experienced in all areas of General Practice having worked in practices in Thatcham, Wantage and Winchester. Richard has undertaken further training in Invisalign, so is able to offer this as a way of straightening teeth with clear removable braces. He is married with six children. In his spare time he likes to keep fit by swimming and cycling regularly, and is a keen supporter of AFC Bournemouth.

Richard Lewis

Contact Details

Surgery Hours

Monday to Thursday, 8am to 5pm

Friday 8am to 4pm

For emergencies outside of surgery hours please call the practice on 02380 267141 and a recorded message will inform you how to contact our on-call dentist.